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Crews contain wildfire in Elmore County

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Posted at 9:21 PM, Jun 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-05 09:35:46-04

Crews have fully contained a wildfire that burned Sunday in Elmore County just west of Glenns Ferry.

The fire started at 8 p.m. and quickly grew to more than 600 acres burning on both sides of I-84.  Were told crews were able to contain that fire early this morning.

Crews will be in the area mopping up today and they expect to have it fully controlled by 4 p.m.

At one point the smoke was so thick in the area I-84 was shut down in both directions but has since reopened.

There were no evacuations necessary as the fire burned grass and brush and threatened out buildings.

Six engines, a bulldozer, a helitack crew and a water tender were called in to fight the flames.  41 total crew members were on scene.